NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — RodthaGreat after recently signing a distribution deal with VIP Recordings, currently distributed by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, recently peaked the iTunes Hip-hop/Rap Song Charts at #57 with his release of “The Garden.”
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Expressive E and AAS have announced a new virtual music instrument, IMAGINE, to create imaginary acoustic landscapes
France /Music Industry Newswire/ — Expressive E and Applied Acoustic Systems (AAS) have announced a new virtual music instrument, IMAGINE, offering hundreds of instrument layers, meticulously modeled to bring their very own character. Each preset combines two of these instrument layers to offer unprecedented acoustic timbres.
Ashun Sound Machines announces flagship synthesizer keyboard, the HYDRASYNTH DELUXE with Polyphonic Aftertouch
LOS ANGELES and HONG KONG /Music Industry Newswire/ — Ashun Sound Machines (ASM) has announced their latest flagship synthesizer keyboard, the HYDRASYNTH DELUXE, offering a dual sound engine setup and the largest ASM PolyTouch polyphonic aftertouch keybed to date. The user interface is designed with the utmost attention to detail and offers a rapid workflow.
Music Video: Pop Singer-Songwriter EM Scores Top 20 Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart Single with ‘Hear Your Love’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — In an era starved for young Pop artists with something significant to share, singer/songwriter Em (Emily Wachspress) delivers with her music and her message in her latest album, “DEAR LIFE,” a ginger breeze of mood, truth, and soulful Pop. “This album represents a big chapter in my life of growth and empowerment,” says Em.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Rap artist, Bre Maa, also known as “The Hood Celestial” or “T.H.C.” just announced the release of her debut EP – “Brightly Unveiling Majesty” (B.U.M.). With four tracks, this album is poised to quickly brighten the rap scene.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Push Global Entertainment is proud to have hosted “2021 Listening Party Las Vegas” a music performance competition in Las Vegas, Nevada that saw some of the brightest Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B rising stars compete for major label distribution and a marketing budget.
/Music Industry Newswire/ — G-Sonique’s new Mid-Side: Creative Stereo-Phase filter+ is a VST effect unit that offers new creative ways of stereophonic sound modulation. It creates special 3D modulation effects with phasing / filtering and the illusion of effected sound that will fly around your head while the center (mid) of the sound stays untouched. From weird psychedelic modulation to side phase and filter effects. The possibilities are immense.
SOMA laboratory recently released an innovative electronic music synthesizer instrument, ENNER, using the human body as ‘patch cables’
/Music Industry Newswire/ — In July 2021, SOMA laboratory released the unique instrument — ENNER. Controlled by ‘human patch cables,’ ENNER = combination of words Inner + Energy. The main concept was to create an instrument that’s closely connected to the performer’s emotional state, our inner energy. This idea belongs to the founder of SOMA Vlad Kreimer and Dalin Waldo, the designer of the instrument.
/Music Industry Newswire/ — Native Instruments today released “SESSION GUITARIST — PICKED NYLON,” the latest addition to their range of KONTAKT sample-based instruments, created in collaboration with Drumasonic. Ideal for composers and musicians wanting classical and Latin style sounds.
Music Education Nonprofit, The Bob Moog Foundation, announces 15th Anniversary Charity Raffle for Signed Minimoog Synthesizer
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Education Nonprofit, The Bob Moog Foundation, has announced its 15th Anniversary Charity Raffle for 2021 featuring a vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer, serial number 6572, signed by the late Bob Moog himself.
VANCOUVER, Canada /Music Industry Newswire/ — Boutique pedal company McGregor Pedals has launched its third pedal: The Cozmic Fuzzball. It follows on the heels of the McGregor’s previous pedals, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive, a single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal for guitar and bass, released in December 2019 and the Crunch Plus Overdrive, a medium-gain version for guitar and bass released in December 2020.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first online course, made in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course guides students through RJD2’s unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs.
Lowell Chamber Orchestra Presents 7 living composers, 6 soloists, and an opera about a transgender woman for 2021 Season
LOWELL, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — After successfully ending an entirely virtual second season, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra returns to live concerts with “A Season of Inclusion,” its third and most ambitious season to date. The season opens with another world premiere: Micah Roberts’ “Hypernovae,” a fantastic overture inspired by the cosmos.
CHICAGO, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Boutique audio company Black Lion Audio has announced its new PG-P Portable Power Conditioner — a studio-class power conditioner complete with proprietary PG-P PORTABLE FILTERING TECHNOLOGY to provide the same noise filtering found in the majority of rack-mount power conditioners, despite looking like a run-of-the-mill surge protector.
LOWELL, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is one of the finalists for The American Prize in the orchestral performance competition, professional divisions. While the competition is still ongoing, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra is being recognized for superb past performances during its three years of existence.
Grenoble, France /Music Industry Newswire/ — Today, digital music instrument company ARTURIA, announced a free update to its V Collection 8 (8.1), with updated sound engines, enhanced accessibility features, broader compatibility, and a myriad of brand new music instrument sound presets.
SKOKIE, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Theater Works will present “Mamma Mia!” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie Illinois from August 19 – 29, 2021 being the second production of the 2021 Season.
SoulFest, the Premier Christian Music Festival, Returns to New Hampshire Aug 2021, Celebrating Faith Through Music
GILFORD, N.H. /Music Industry Newswire/ — New Sound Concerts, Inc., a New England based promoter and festival producer, is hosting their 23rd annual Christian music festival, at the Best of NH award-winning Gunstock Mountain Resort. After canceling the 2020 festival due to the pandemic, thousands are ready to gather and celebrate through “Music, Love & Action.”
PARIS /Music Industry Newswire/ — Highly respected virtual instrument company, UVI, today announced “PX SunBox,” a new instrument inspired by the JOMOX SunSyn, an 8-voice analog-digital hybrid synthesizer with analog-domain modular routing and morphable 4-pole filters.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Bunny Hull, Grammy Award winner and Founder and Executive Director of Dream a World Education, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that delivers virtual and in-classroom arts-based social-emotional learning to young children, will be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 25 at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Pompano Beach Arts Music Series Summer 2021 in Florida Welcomes Jazz Vocalist Allan Harris and Leesa Richards
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is excited to welcome back live audiences to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center for the remaining concerts in the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series. July’s concert features jazz great Allan Harris and August showcases soulful songstress Leesa Richards.
BOSTON, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Disney’s beloved catalog of songs will be reimagined by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) in ‘Disney PRIDE in Concert,’ a musical celebration of LGBTQ life, love, family, and perseverance, June 25-26, 2022 at Boston Symphony Hall.
Bjooks has announced an updated version of their widely-applauded music machines book, PUSH TURN MOVE
Denmark /Music Industry Newswire/ — Bjooks has announced an updated version of their widely-applauded music machines book, “PUSH TURN MOVE.” The updated edition for 2021 – a visual feast for both music creators and enthusiasts – features dozens of instruments, artist interviews, essays, and descriptive diagrams, and a Foreword by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre.
PARIS, France /Music Industry Newswire/ — From the makers of Meteor, UVI, comes a new tool, Asteroid, “for creating epic cinematic percussions, massive drums, evolving effects, and more.” Asteroid delivers 7 deeply-customizable tracks with advanced mixing, multi-fx, and an incredible library of samples and sequences.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC /Music Industry Newswire/ — United Plugins has announced “Electrum” — available as an all-in-one single-screen guitar amp and pedalboard plug-in from development partner Muramasa Audio, itself inspired by bygone masterworks of a famous Japanese swordsmith.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Today, the Bob Moog Foundation announced two new members to the Board of Directors during an exciting period of growth for the Foundation. First Mayor of Framingham, MA, Dr. Yvonne Spicer, and two-time Emmy award winning composer Michael Whalen join the existing Board that consists of David Mash, President; Bill Sautter, Vice-President; Daniel Keller, Secretary; Marc Willis, Treasurer; Chris Halaby, Jerry Kovarsky, Dr. Henry Panion, III, and Sally Spa
LONDON, UK /Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced availability of ALBION SOLSTICE, which starting recorded life in Scotland’s celebrated Castlesound Studios outside of Edinburgh, exploring the visionary artistry from modern, folk, and heritage instruments as “a celebration of un-noted traditions.”
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — “Blue Dreams,” the latest release from Nipsey Hussle, by independent record label Juice Division Records, is arguably the best posthumous verse from the Nipsey Hussle vault yet. (MUSIC VIDEO)
‘Red Devil Compilation’ of Hip-hop and Pop Artists debuts at 25 on Billboard Compilation Album Chart
ORLANDO, Fla. /Music Industry Newswire/ — VIP Recordings’ “Red Devil” compilation debut at #25 on the Billboard Compilation Album Sales Chart features some of the best independent Hip-hop and Pop artists in the music industry. Hybrid styles of powerhouse independent Hip-hop artists and notorious Pop/R&B artists headline a powerful mixture of musical styles on this VIP Recordings compilation album.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra’s (LVSO) newly-conceived “EPIC” is an intense piece of music inspired by medieval battle scenes. It’s the first time in Las Vegas history that an orchestra has released a national album and this one has a unique movie/motion picture soundtrack that’s sure to excite movie producers from near and far.
Chicago Rock Band, Lucky Boys Confusion, Celebrated 20th Album Anniversary with Global Streaming Event
CHICAGO, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — It’s been twenty years since Lucky Boys Confusion arrived on the global scene with their 2001 debut, “Throwing the Game.” During the TTG era, the hard-touring Chicago five-piece crisscrossed the U.S. innumerable times over, made their national television debut on the CBS Late Late Show, and even made a pit stop in Japan to play for their enthusiastic overseas fan base.
DALLAS, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — After a 30-day call for entries, winners for the black album.mixtape. were announced during a virtual Block Party event. The black album. mixtape. is an initiative of Regina Taylor – the Golden Globe-winning actress, playwright, and activist – in partnership with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts.
BELLFLOWER, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Meet Musically Gifted Artist Romeo Dale Ross, the Next Great Talent of His Generation. Romeo Dale Ross is an R&B soul artist, born in Los Angeles, California. He has built a reputation for being musically gifted, free styling on the open mic circuit or just performing acappella for music-lovers in clubs and at various venues.
From the Clash of Race and Creed: Award-winning composer, Brian Field, releases musical tracks of hope and love
NEW YORK, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Olim Music is proud to announce the release of two tracks by award-winning composer Brian Field: “From the Clash of Race and Creed” for orchestra, and “Senex Puerum Portabat” for choir, both released worldwide on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music and all digital platforms on April 26, 2021.
SKOKIE, Ill. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Theater Works presents “Legends Of The 50s And 60s: Greatest Hits” at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 18, 2021 through June 27, 2021 as the first production of the 2021 season.
UVI release Super-7, ‘80s analog toolbox instrument, based on the venerable Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — UVI today announced the release of Super-7, a vintage-inspired 6-part analog toolbox and groove designer, including bassline, drum machines, polysynths and more. Explore over 260 ensemble presets multi-sampled from the 8-voice rackmount MKS-7, a generous selection of vintage drum machine sounds, drum patterns, arpeggiator and phrase sequences, and part-specific presets.
Arturia introduces Pigments 3 – new version of its cutting-edge ‘polychrome’ software synthesizer instrument
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Arturia’s new Pigments 3 is a state-of-the-art software instrument that gives you the power of every shade of synthesis. With colorful sound engines, effortless modulation, professional utilities, and studio-grade FX, explore an infinite spectrum of sound. The polychrome synthesizer has evolved into a state-of-the-art instrument that spans every shade of synthesis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Pop music artist, Ryan Hagan, is a voice that’s crashed into the music scene, and he’s quickly turning heads. His first two singles charted on the radio within one year and he’s just released his third, “Don’t Let Me Stop.” And, it’s looking like it won’t be his last.
NEW MUSIC: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra releases ‘Bridge’ – first of 3 Unlikely Albums created during a Global Pandemic
SAVANNAH, Ga. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — A global pandemic may have cancelled all of the shows, but nothing could cancel The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra’s creativity and desire to make music. With a newly unexpected empty calendar, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra focused its attention on recording.
IN MEMORIAM: Texas Country singer Taylor Dee dies after car crash – Dee, 33, considered to be a superstar in the making
EULESS, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Taylor Dee, a beloved Texas country-western singer considered by peers to be skyrocketing toward stardom, died Sunday night (3-14-2021) after she was injured in a Euless car accident, the Texas Newsroom announced this week.
NEW YORK, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – New Music/ — Olim Music is proud to announce that “STRING PLAY” by Brian Field, will be released worldwide on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music and all digital platforms on April 15, 2021. The classical album highlights a diverse mix of contemporary works for strings ranging from solo violin, duos, quartets to works for string orchestra.
/MUSEWIRE — Music News/ — This week, Native Instruments (NI) announced their newest expansion: “NEO BOOGIE,” which, according to NI, “blends the essence of the original funk movement with shiny, space-age production. Guitar licks, energetic beats, and eclectic loops combine with vintage synths and retro-futurist sounds for free wheeling feel-good vibes.” NEO BOOGIE was created by Divided Souls.
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of its attractively-priced ABBEY ROAD ONE: SPARKLING WOODWINDS and ABBEY ROAD ONE: LEGENDARY LOW STRINGS siblings — smaller libraries captured in that same iconic studio, this time inspired by classic films and offering pre-orchestrated themes to focus on accomplishing certain performance elements.
Esoteric Recordings announces Yes Legend Jon Anderson’s ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ 2 Disc Remastered and Expanded Edition
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new expanded and remastered 2-disc edition of the classic debut solo album by YES vocalist JON ANDERSON, “Olias of Sunhillow.” Released in July 1976, the album was a conceptual work recounting the story of an alien race on a journey to find a new world following volcanic destruction on their home planet.
With ‘Good Girl Go’ Russian-born fashion model, entrepreneur and singer Ellen Alexander is changing perceptions through music
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Ellen Alexander, Russian-born fashion model, entrepreneur and singer, is releasing a new song “Good Girl Go.” What is special about Ellen is her training in the arts field. Ellen started her artistic education when she was five years old.
Rockaway Records is proud to present a rare Historical Artifact from THE BEATLES on The Ed Sullivan Show
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Music collectors take note. Fifty-seven years ago, on February 9, 1964, The Beatles made history with their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It had one of the largest viewing audiences ever, changed the course of music and influenced generations to follow. Rockaway Records is proud to present a rare, one-of-a-kind artifact from that historic debut – a fully-signed piece of that stage’s backdrop.
L.A. Singer-songwriter Emma Negrete, Previews Debut EP with Release of New Single ‘Lost In Translation’
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Business Records LLC has announced that soulful-pop singer-songwriter and Des Moines native, Emma Negrete, teases her debut EP “Algorithms,” with the release of the first single, “Lost In Translation.”
/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Breaking Hits, an organized aggregator of an authentic opinion App, is ramping up to launch its pilot program. The first will focus on the Super Bowl and the second on Valentine’s Day. Both will ask, “Retire or fire?” and ask music and non-music related questions. It’s a new voice that music industry pros will want to hear.
Get Savvy with ABLETON LIVE: Innovative Online Music School Soundfly Launches Class-leading Ableton Live Course
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — As musicians around the world await the imminent release of Ableton Live’s latest version, Live 11, Brooklyn-based music education platform Soundfly today launches one of the first and most comprehensive online courses on making music with Ableton Live, exploring the cutting-edge features that will be available in the upcoming Live update.
Spitfire Audio drums up new DRUMLINE sound library, working with world champion The Blue Devils drum corps to create cinematic ingredients
/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — British music tech company Spitfire Audio has announced availability of DRUMLINE — the eighth release in its ongoing ORIGINALS series of instant library tools. These are offered with the same outstanding recording quality as the ‘full-blown’ scoring professional libraries with which it has built its reputation.